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Paleoindian Seafaring, Maritime Technologies, and Coastal Foraging on California’s Channel Islands
TLDR
Three archaeological sites on California’s Channel Islands show that Paleoindians relied heavily on marine resources with a diversified maritime economy with bifacial technologies similar to those seen in Western Pluvial Lakes Tradition assembls of western North America.
From Pleistocene Mariners to Complex Hunter-Gatherers: The Archaeology of the California Channel Islands
California’s Channel Islands were home to some of the most distinctive Native American peoples along the Pacific Coast. Never connected to the mainland during the Quaternary, the Channel Islands have
Human Impacts on Nearshore Shellfish Taxa: A 7,000 Year Record from Santa Rosa Island, California
Within the broad framework of historical and behavioral ecology, we analyzed faunal remains from a large habitation site (CA-SRI-147) on Santa Rosa Island to explore a 7,000 year record of coastal
Fishing from past to present: continuity and resilience of red abalone fisheries on the Channel Islands, California.
TLDR
Archaeological, historical, and ecological data suggest that California kelp forests and red abalone populations are structured by a complex combination of top-down and bottom-up controls.
Fishing up the Food Web?: 12,000 Years of Maritime Subsistence and Adaptive Adjustments on California's Channel Islands1
TLDR
Analysis of variation in the dietary importance of major marine faunal classes on the Channel Islands through time suggests that some of the earliest Channel Islanders focused more heavily on higher-trophic-level animals, including marine mammals, seabirds, and waterfowl.
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